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n. pl. Ot·to·mans
A Turk, especially a member of the family or tribe of Osman I.
1. Of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people, language, or culture.
2. Turkish.

[French, from New Latin ottomanus, ultimately (perhap influenced by Medieval Latin turcomannus, Turkmen) from Arabic 'uṯmānī, of Osman I, Ottoman, from 'uṯmān, original Arabic form and source of the Turkish male given name Osman.]


n. pl. ot·to·mans
a. An upholstered sofa or divan without arms or a back.
b. An upholstered low seat or cushioned footstool.
2. A heavy silk or rayon fabric with a corded texture, usually used for coats and trimmings.

[French ottomane, feminine of ottoman, Ottoman; see Ottoman.]
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(ˈɒtəmən) or


1. (Historical Terms) history of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
2. (Languages) denoting or relating to the Turkish language
n, pl -mans
(Peoples) a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century
[C17: from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I]


n, pl -mans
1. (Furniture)
a. a low padded seat, usually armless, sometimes in the form of a chest
b. a cushioned footstool
2. (Textiles) a corded fabric
[C17: from French ottomane, feminine of Ottoman]
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(ˈɒt ə mən)

adj., n., pl. -mans. adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Ottoman Empire or its rulers.
a. a member of the dynasty descended from Osman that ruled the Ottoman Empire.
b. a Turkish citizen of the Ottoman state.
3. (l.c.)
a. a cushioned footstool.
b. a low cushioned seat without back or arms.
c. a kind of divan or sofa, with or without a back.
4. (l.c.) a heavy, lustrous fabric of wool, silk, or other fibers woven with broad, horizontal ribs.
[1575–85; < French < Italian ottomano, after the founder of the empire (Arabic ‘uthmān); in definitions 5-8 < French ottomane (feminine)]
Ot′to•man•like`, adj.
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A long upholstered seat, with or without a back.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ottoman - a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)Ottoman - a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
Turk - a native or inhabitant of Turkey
2.Ottoman - the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
3.ottoman - thick cushion used as a seat
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
4.ottoman - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated personottoman - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
stool - a simple seat without a back or arms
Adj.1.Ottoman - of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture
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A. ADJotomano
B. Notomano/a m/f


[ˈɒtəmən] N (ottomans (pl)) → otomana f
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adjosmanisch, ottomanisch (rare)
nOsmane m, → Osmanin f, → Ottomane m (rare), → Ottomanin f (rare)


nPolstertruhe f
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References in classic literature ?
In truth, this gentleman is a luxurious Ottoman, swimming about over the watery world, surroundingly accompanied by all the solaces and endearments of the harem.
In the middle of the room there is a big ottoman; and this, with the carpet, the Morris wall-papers, and the Morris chintz window curtains and brocade covers of the ottoman and its cushions, supply all the ornament, and are much too handsome to be hidden by odds and ends of useless things.
Arthur loosed Adam's arm and threw himself on the ottoman. "You'll see my hunting-bottle somewhere," he said.
Anne, you sit here on the ottoman and don't wiggle.
Next morning when the valet came into the room with his coffee, Pierre was lying asleep on the ottoman with an open book in his hand.
The true marshalling of the degrees of sovereign honor, are these: In the first place are conditores imperiorum, founders of states and commonwealths; such as were Romulus, Cyrus, Caesar, Ottoman, Ismael.
"Clack in the library!" She instantly seated herself on the ottoman in the back drawing-room.
Having thus reestablished his position, he sank elegantly into a tete-a-tete ottoman. Finding the position inconvenient to face Christie, who had seated herself on a chair, he transferred himself to the other side of the ottoman, and addressed her over its back as from a pulpit.
Abdul Aziz, absolute lord of the Ottoman empire--clad in dark green European clothes, almost without ornament or insignia of rank; a red Turkish fez on his head; a short, stout, dark man, black-bearded, black- eyed, stupid, unprepossessing--a man whose whole appearance somehow suggested that if he only had a cleaver in his hand and a white apron on, one would not be at all surprised to hear him say: "A mutton roast today, or will you have a nice porterhouse steak?"
In the Ottoman or Turkish empire, the sovereign, though in other respects absolute master of the lives and fortunes of his subjects, has no right to impose a new tax.
Ned and Conseil seated themselves on an ottoman, and the first thing the Canadian asked was:
If it is in winter, it is yonder, crawling on the carpet, it is laboriously climbing upon an ottoman, and the mother trembles lest it should approach the fire.